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Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
by Abigail Van Buren

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
you've got to help pay for piping.
And the Piper!
- Abigail Van Buren

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

 

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
- Abigail Van Buren

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It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say,
"Here I am"
- Abigail Van Buren

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa


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